Small businesses can change
the world in a big way.

In 2007, a group of small-business owners had an idea. They asked, “What would happen if we all gave back just by doing the things we do every day?”

Three years and a great undertaking later, they were able to design the systems and processes necessary to make it work, and their dream is now a reality. The initiative was originally called ‘Buy1Give1’, backed by the idea that companies would make a giving impact with each designated business transaction. Today, the B1G1 initiative has more than 2,600 businesses from around the world — each making significant impacts every day.

Today, the B1G1 Movement is run by two organizations: BUY1GIVE1 Pte Ltd headquartered in Singapore and B1G1 Giving Inc. headquartered in the USA.​ BUY1GIVE1 is a social enterprise and a B Corp that runs a business membership program which aims to help businesses all over the world in their giving efforts.​ B1G1 Giving Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charity that seeks out and works with high-impact charitable organizations all around the world to provide additional funding for their work.​



Paul Petruccelli


Paul is the President of B1G1 Giving and has supported the B1G1 initiative since 2010. Previously, he served as the Legal Counsel at Kraft Foods and brings significant expertise into our work at B1G1 Giving. He is a pragmatic lawyer with a deeply caring heart. He ensures that our collective work and decision-making processes are always unbiased, aligned with our mission, transparent and humane.

Linda Saddlemire


Linda is a recently retired principal with over 36 years of experience in public accounting. She has managed hundreds of K-12 audits and overseen investigations of government fraud and public corruption. Beyond her professional expertise, she is deeply passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility and has been the heart of the B1G1 Community for many years.

Eng Khew Pang

Assistant Treasurer

EK (his official name is Eng Khew) previously worked at GE and Thomson as the accounting and operational advisor for years. His passion is to ensure the accountability of companies and organisations so that every giving that people and businesses do can have the maximum impact on the lives of people around the world.

Deanne Firth

Board Member

Deanne is the director of Tactical Super, a chartered accounting firm in Australia specializing in audit and helping clients understand superannuation and tax legislation. She is also extremely committed to giving back. Her company is also a B1G1 Business which means that she truly understands the aspirations of other business owners.



The Launch of B1G1

​B1G1 was launched in 2007. Two years later, B1G1 Giving was set up to focus on managing Worthy Cause relationships and creating additional funding for these high-impact causes.​​


20 Million Impacts. 800 Business Partners.

We’ve seen the start of accelerating the growth of the initiative. We had reached 20 million impacts. And our 800th Partner joined in 2012.



A Conference to Remember

This was the first Global B1G1 Conference that connected B1G1 Business Members together with Worthy Causes. We also celebrated 150 million giving impacts this year.



An Official 501(c)(3) Entity

​B1G1 Giving, Inc. becomes a US 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization and commenced operations in October.​